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Geronimo and Sitting Bull

By Bill Markley
  • ISBN Code: : 1493048457
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : History
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Two Native American leaders who left a lasting legacy, Geronimo and Sitting Bull. Most Americans and many people worldwide have heard these two famous names. Today, however, the general public knows little about the lives of these great leaders. During the second half of the nineteenth century when they opposed white intrusion and expansion into their territories, just the mention of their names could spark fear or anger. After they surrendered to the army and lived in captivity, they evoked curiosity and sympathy for the plight of the American Indian. Author Bill Markley offers a thoughtful and entertaining examination of these legendary lives in this new joint biography of these two great leaders. .

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In the decade after the death of their revered chief Cochise in 1874, the Chiricahua Apaches struggled to survive as a people and their relations with the U.S. government further deteriorated. In From Cochise to Geronimo, Edwin R. Sweeney builds on his previous biographies of Chiricahua leaders Cochise and Mangas Coloradas to offer a definitive history of the turbulent period between Cochise's death and Geronimo's surrender in 1886. Sweeney shows that the cataclysmic events of the 1870s and 1880s stemmed in part from seeds of distrust sown by the American military in 1861 and 1863. In 1876 and 1877, the U.S. government proposed moving the Chiricahuas from their ancestral homelands in New Mexico and Arizona to the San Carlos Reservation. Some made the move, but most refused to go or soon fled the reviled new reservation, viewing the government's concentration policy as continued U.S. perfidy. Bands under the leadership of Victorio and Geronimo went south into the Sierra Madre of Mexico, a redoubt from which they conducted bloody raids on American soil. Sweeney draws on American and Mexican archives, some only recently opened, to offer a balanced account of life on and off the reservation in the 1870s and 1880s. From Cochise to Geronimo details the Chiricahuas' ordeal in maintaining their identity despite forced relocations, disease epidemics, sustained warfare, and confinement. Resigned to accommodation with Americans but intent on preserving their culture, they were determined to survive as a people.

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The surrender of the great Apache leader Geronimo to U.S Army Lieutenant Charles B. Gatewood in August of 1886 brought to an end a struggle that had begun in the early years of the century, and had figured prominently in the western campaign of the Civil War. The words addressed by Gatewood to Geronimo as they met along the banks of Mexico's Bavispe River echoed those spoken in many such a meeting between victorious American commander and vanquished Native American. "Accept these terms or fight it out to the bitter end," said Gatewood. The terms were forced relocation to Florida and the ceding of the ancestral homeland of the Apaches to white settlers; the bitter end was, quite simply, annihilation. In The Geronimo Campaign, Odie B. Faulk, a leading historian of the American Southwest, offers a lively and often chilling account of the war that raged over the deserts and mountains of Arizona, New Mexico, and northern Mexico in the mid 1880's, and traces its legacy well past the ultimatum delivered to Geronimo on August 25, 1886. Faulk is especially concerned with the campaign's wider historical setting and significance, and with the sad record of betrayal of the Native American by the U.S. Government. In a very real sense, it is the stuff of Greek tragedy. Here among the mesas of the Southwest was inevitable conflict and inevitable defeat, with both sides losing and yet surviving their loss. The Apaches were forced to endure years of captivity and humiliation, and--like the Sioux, Comanche, and Nez Perc? before them--the obliteration of their traditional way of life. The Army, seemingly the winner, was torn by conflicting claims of glory by its hubristic leaders. And Americans lost much that Apache culture might have contributed to their country, as well as more than a measure of American self-respect. Few emerge from Faulk's riveting account with their dignity and stature intact: only the titanic figure of Geronimo, and to a lesser extent the two men he knew and trusted among his opponents, Gatewood and General George Crook, retain a semblance of honor. Faulk shows that neither side wanted war, that both sides believed in the righteousness of their cause, and that the real instigators of the conflict were rapacious American settlers--the "Tucson Ring" of merchants--who sold grain, hay, and other provisions to the troops as well as to those living on the Indian reservations. Faulk's realistic and colorful narrative highlights many of the campaign's ironies as well as its dangers and vicissitudes. In addition, it vividly recreates life in an Army command post on the western frontier, offers an exceptionally clear and sympathetic life history of Geronimo, and sheds new light on the conflict through many hitherto unknown documents originally collected by Gatewood's son. Also included is a brief history of the Apache people, a full bibliography and notes, and many vintage photographs which lend a rare immediacy to this tragic story. The Geronimo Campaign ends with the great chief hundreds of miles away from his ancestral home, Crook relieved of his command, and Gatewood largely forgotten in the honors and awards bestowed by the Army in recognition of Geronimo's capitulation. A true American saga, this is a book for anyone who wishes to understand the roots of, and the reasons for, the tragic Indian Wars of the nineteenth century, a tragedy whose repercussions are still felt today.

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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 1455564109
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The year is 1872. The place, the Apache nations, a region torn apart by decades of war. The people, like Goyahkla, lose his family and everything he loves. After having a vision, the young Goyahkla approaches the Apache leader Cochise, and the entire Apache nation, to lead an attack against the Mexican village of Azripe. It is this wild display of courage that transforms the young brave Goyakhla into the Native American hero Geronimo. But the war wages on. As they battle their enemies, lose loved ones, and desperately cling on to their land and culture, they would utter, "Indeh," or "the dead." When it looks like lasting peace has been reached, it seems like the war is over. Or is it? Indeh captures the deeply rich narrative of two nations at war-as told through the eyes of Naiches and Geronimo-who then try to find peace and forgiveness. Indeh not only paints a picture of some of the most magnificent characters in the history of our country, but it also reveals the spiritual and emotional cost of the Apache Wars. Based on exhaustive research, Indeh offers a remarkable glimpse into the raw themes of cultural differences, the horrors of war, the search for peace, and, ultimately, retribution. The Apache left an indelible mark on our perceptions about the American West, and Indeh shows us why.

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  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Book Code : 080618728X
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When it acquired New Mexico and Arizona, the United States inherited the territory of a people who had been a thorn in side of Mexico since 1821 and Spain before that. Known collectively as Apaches, these Indians lived in diverse, widely scattered groups with many names—Mescaleros, Chiricahuas, and Jicarillas, to name but three. Much has been written about them and their leaders, such as Geronimo, Juh, Nana, Victorio, and Mangas Coloradas, but no one wrote extensively about the greatest leader of them all: Cochise. Now, however, Edwin R. Sweeney has remedied this deficiency with his definitive biography. Cochise, a Chiricahua, was said to be the most resourceful, most brutal, most feared Apache. He and his warriors raided in both Mexico and the United States, crossing the border both ways to obtain sanctuary after raids for cattle, horses, and other livestock. Once only he was captured and imprisoned; on the day he was freed he vowed never to be taken again. From that day he gave no quarter and asked none. Always at the head of his warriors in battle, he led a charmed life, being wounded several times but always surviving. In 1861, when his brother was executed by Americans at Apache Pass, Cochise declared war. He fought relentlessly for a decade, and then only in the face of overwhelming military superiority did he agree to a peace and accept the reservation. Nevertheless, even though he was blamed for virtually every subsequent Apache depredation in Arizona and New Mexico, he faithfully kept that peace until his death in 1874. Sweeney has traced Cochise’s activities in exhaustive detail in both United States and Mexican Archives. We are not likely to learn more about Cochise than he has given us. His biography will stand as the major source for all that is yet to be written on Cochise.

Blood Brothers

By Deanne Stillman
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1476773548
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : History
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Winner of the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Nonfiction “Deanne Stillman’s splendid Blood Brothers eloquently explores the clash of cultures on the Great Plains that initially united the two legends and how this shared experience contributed to the creation of their ironic political alliance.” —Bobby Bridger, Austin Chronicle It was in Brooklyn, New York, in 1883 that William F. Cody—known across the land as Buffalo Bill—conceived of his Wild West show, an “equestrian extravaganza” featuring cowboys and Indians. It was a great success, and for four months in 1885 the Lakota chief Sitting Bull appeared in the show. Blood Brothers tells the story of these two iconic figures through their brief but important collaboration, in “a compelling narrative that reads like a novel” (Orange County Register). “Thoroughly researched, Deanne Stillman’s account of this period in American history is elucidating as well as entertaining” (Booklist), complete with little-told details about the two men whose alliance was eased by none other than Annie Oakley. When Sitting Bull joined the Wild West, the event spawned one of the earliest advertising slogans: “Foes in ’76, Friends in ’85.” Cody paid his performers well, and he treated the Indians no differently from white performers. During this time, the Native American rights movement began to flourish. But with their way of life in tatters, the Lakota and others availed themselves of the chance to perform in the Wild West show. When Cody died in 1917, a large contingent of Native Americans attended his public funeral. An iconic friendship tale like no other, Blood Brothers is a timeless story of people from different cultures who crossed barriers to engage each other as human beings. Here, Stillman provides “an account of the tragic murder of Sitting Bull that’s as good as any in the literature…Thoughtful and thoroughly well-told—just the right treatment for a subject about which many books have been written before, few so successfully” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

The Killing of Crazy Horse

By Thomas Powers
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307594513
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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He was the greatest Indian warrior of the nineteenth century. His victory over General Custer at the battle of Little Bighorn in 1876 was the worst defeat inflicted on the frontier Army. And the death of Crazy Horse in federal custody has remained a controversy for more than a century. The Killing of Crazy Horse pieces together the many sources of fear and misunderstanding that resulted in an official killing hard to distinguish from a crime. A rich cast of characters, whites and Indians alike, passes through this story, including Red Cloud, the chief who dominated Oglala history for fifty years but saw in Crazy Horse a dangerous rival; No Water and Woman Dress, both of whom hated Crazy Horse and schemed against him; the young interpreter Billy Garnett, son of a fifteen-year-old Oglala woman and a Confederate general killed at Gettysburg; General George Crook, who bitterly resented newspaper reports that he had been whipped by Crazy Horse in battle; Little Big Man, who betrayed Crazy Horse; Lieutenant William Philo Clark, the smart West Point graduate who thought he could “work” Indians to do the Army’s bidding; and Fast Thunder, who called Crazy Horse cousin, held him the moment he was stabbed, and then told his grandson thirty years later, “They tricked me! They tricked me!” At the center of the story is Crazy Horse himself, the warrior of few words whom the Crow said they knew best among the Sioux, because he always came closest to them in battle. No photograph of him exists today. The death of Crazy Horse was a traumatic event not only in Sioux but also in American history. With the Great Sioux War as background and context, drawing on many new materials as well as documents in libraries and archives, Thomas Powers recounts the final months and days of Crazy Horse’s life not to lay blame but to establish what happened.

Wildcat

By John Boessenecker
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 0369705815
  • Total of Pages : 329
  • Category : History
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A True West magazine Best Book of 2021 “[A] true-life adventure saga about the female outlaw who robbed a stagecoach at gunpoint in Arizona in 1899.” –New York Times Book Review The little-known story of Pearl Hart, the most famous female bandit in the American West. On May 30, 1899, history was made when Pearl Hart, disguised as a man, held up a stagecoach in Arizona and robbed the passengers at gunpoint. A manhunt ensued as word of her heist spread, and Pearl Hart went on to become a media sensation and the most notorious female outlaw on the Western frontier. Her early life, family and fate after her later release from prison have long remained a mystery to scholars and historians—until now. Drawing on groundbreaking research into territorial records and genealogical data, ’s is the first book to uncover the enigma of Pearl Hart. Hailed by many as “The Bandit Queen,” her epic life of crime and legacy as a female trailblazer provide a crucial lens into the lives of the rare women who made their mark in the American West.

From The Heart

By Lee Miller
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307788105
  • Total of Pages : 428
  • Category : Social Science
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Lee Miller retrieves the voices of Indian people over five centuries and weaves them into an alternate history of the continent, while introducing us to the grandeur and diversity of the 500 nations who held this land before the first European set foot on it. Here, collected in one volume, is the testimony of more than 250 Indian civilizations—of the Aztec king Moctezuma, the Seminole leader Osceola, Tecumseh, Cochise, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, and Sara Winnemucca. Through their eyes, we see the shaping events of the past in a radically different light, one that is tragic yet shows courage in the face of adversity. “Extraordinarily moving. . . . A haunting and eloquent anthology that serves as a testament to the courage and the nobility of Native Americans in the face of physical and spiritual genocide.” —Booklist

The Autobiographies & Biographies of the Most Influential Native Americans

By Geronimo,John Stevens Cabot Abbott,Black Hawk,Charles M. Scanlan,Charles A. Eastman
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027245761
  • Total of Pages : 889
  • Category : History
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This carefully edited historical collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. This collection presents the incredible life stories of the legendary Native Americans such as: Geronimo, Charles Eastman, Black Hawk, King Philip, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse. Contents: Charles Eastman: Indian Boyhood & From the Deep Woods to Civilization King Philip: War Chief of the Wampanoag People Geronimo's Story of His Life Autobiography of the Sauk Leader Black Hawk and the History of the Black Hawk War of 1832 Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains

True Life Stories: The Greatest Native American Memoirs & Biographies

By Geronimo,John Stevens Cabot Abbott,Black Hawk,Charles M. Scanlan,Charles A. Eastman
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026888952
  • Total of Pages : 889
  • Category : History
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This collection presents the incredible life stories of the legendary Native Americans such as: Geronimo, Charles Eastman, Black Hawk, King Philip, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse. Contents: Charles Eastman: Indian Boyhood & From the Deep Woods to Civilization King Philip: War Chief of the Wampanoag People Geronimo's Story of His Life Autobiography of the Sauk Leader Black Hawk and the History of the Black Hawk War of 1832 Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains

On The Border With Crook

By John Gregory Bourke
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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 504
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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On the Border with Crook is considered one of the best firsthand accounts of frontier army life, as the author of the book gives equal time to both the soldier and the Native American. John Bourke, the author of this book was a captain in the United States Army. He served as an aide to General George Crook in the Apache Wars from 1872 to 1883. As Crook's aide, Bourke had the opportunity to witness every facet of life in the Old West—the battles, wildlife, the internal squabbling among the military, the Indian Agency, settlers, and Native Americans. Bourke kept a diary in sequential journals throughout his adult life, documenting his observations in the West. He used these notes as the basis for his later monographs and writings. During his time as aide to General Crook during the Apache Wars, Bourke kept journals of his observations that resulted in this book. Within it, Bourke describes the landscape, Army life on long campaigns, and his observations of the Native Americans. His passages recounts General Crook's meetings with Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and Geronimo as the General attempted to sign peace treaties and relocate tribes to reservations. Bourke provides considerable detail of towns and their citizens in the Southwest, specifically the Arizona Territory.

American Stories

By Jason Ripper
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317477057
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Business & Economics
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This book is ideal for any introductory American history instructor who wants to make the subject more appealing. It's designed to supplement a main text, and focuses on "personalized history" presented through engaging biographies of famous and less-well-known figures from 1865 to the present. Historical patterns and trends appear as they are seen through individual lives, and the selection of profiled individuals reflects a cultural awareness and a multicultural perspective.

The American West

By Dee Brown
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 9781439125564
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : History
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Renowned storyteller Dee Brown, author of the bestselling Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, recreates the struggles of Native Americans, settlers, and ranchers in this stunning volume that illuminates the history of the old West that’s filled with maps and vintage photographs. Beginning with the demise of the Native Americans of the Plains, Brown depicts the onrush of the burgeoning cattle trade and the waves of immigrants who ultimately “settled” the land. In the retelling of this oft-told saga, Brown has demonstrated once again his abilities as a master storyteller and an entertaining popular historian. By turns heroic, tragic, and even humorous, The American West brings to life American tragedy and triumph in the years from 1840 to the turn of the century, and a roster of characters both great and small: Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, Dull Knife, Crazy Horse, Captain Jack, John H. Tunstall, Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, Wyatt Earp, the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, Wild Bill Hickok, Charles Goodnight, Oliver Loving, Buffalo Bill, and many others. The American West is about cattle and the railroads; it is about settlers who came to claim a land not originally their own and how they slowly imposed law and order on these wild and untamed places; and it is about the wanton destruction of the Native American way of life. This is epic history at its best and popular history at its most readable. This new work is culled from Dee Brown’s highly acclaimed writings, which instantly established him as one of America’s foremost Western authorities. Fully revised, rewritten, and edited into one seamless account of America’s most famous frontier, this epic narrative, along with the introduction and a chronological table of events, etches an unforgettable and poignant portrait. The American West is at once a tribute to the West and a majestic new peak for a writer whose long and successful career has been synonymous with excellence in frontier history.

The Greatest Indian Chiefs: Biographies

By Norman B. Wood
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : History
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"The Greatest Indian Chiefs" is a collection of biographies of the influential and notable Native Americans such as King Philip, Pontiac, Black Hawk and Geronimo, just to name the few. The author also reviews different theories on the origin of Native Americans and their original homeland, prior to American continent. Contents: Cofachiqui, The Indian Princess Powhatan, or Wah-Un-So-Na-Cook Massasoit, The Friend of the Puritans King Philip, or Metacomet, The Last of the Wampanoaghs Pontiac, The Red Napoleon, Head Chief of the Ottawas and Organizer of the First Great Indian Confederation Logan, or Tal-Ga-Yee-Ta, The Cayuga (Mingo) Chief, Orator and Friend of the White Man. Also a Brief Sketch of Cornstalk Captain Joseph Brant, or Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea, Principal Sachem of the Mohawks and Head Chief of the Iroquois Confederation Red Jacket, or Sa-Go-Ye-Wat-Ha, "The Keeper Awake." The Indian Demosthenes, Chief of the Senecas Little Turtle, or Michikiniqua, War Chief of the Miamis, and Conqueror of Harmar and St. Clair Tecumseh, or "The Shooting Star," Famous War-chief of the Shawnees, Organizer of the Second Great Indian Confederation and General in the British Army in the War of 1812 Black Hawk, or Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak, and His War Shabbona, or Built Like a Bear, The White Man's Friend, a Celebrated Pottawatomie Chief Sitting Bull, or Tatanka Yotanka, The Great Sioux Chief and Medicine Man Chief Joseph, of the Nez Perces, or Hin-Mah-Too-Yah-Lat-Kekt, Thunder Rolling in the Mountains, The Modern Xenophon Geronimo, or Go-Yat-Thlay, The Yawner, The Renowned Apache Chief and Medicine Man Quanah Parker, Head Chief of the Comanches, With, an Account of the Captivity of His Mother, Cynthia Anne Parker, Known as "The White Comanche" A Sheaf of Good Indian Stories From History Indian Anecdotes and Incidents, Humorous and Otherwise Whence Came the Aborigines of America?

Lives of Famous Indian Chiefs (Illustrated Edition)

By Norman B. Wood
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027303362
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : History
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"Lives of Famous Indian Chiefs" is a collection of biographies of the influential and notable Native Americans such as King Philip, Pontiac, Black Hawk and Geronimo, just to name the few. The author also reviews different theories on the origin of Native Americans and their original homeland, prior to American continent. Contents: Cofachiqui, The Indian Princess Powhatan, or Wah-Un-So-Na-Cook Massasoit, The Friend of the Puritans King Philip, or Metacomet, The Last of the Wampanoaghs Pontiac, The Red Napoleon, Head Chief of the Ottawas and Organizer of the First Great Indian Confederation Logan, or Tal-Ga-Yee-Ta, The Cayuga (Mingo) Chief, Orator and Friend of the White Man. Also a Brief Sketch of Cornstalk Captain Joseph Brant, or Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea, Principal Sachem of the Mohawks and Head Chief of the Iroquois Confederation Red Jacket, or Sa-Go-Ye-Wat-Ha, "The Keeper Awake." The Indian Demosthenes, Chief of the Senecas Little Turtle, or Michikiniqua, War Chief of the Miamis, and Conqueror of Harmar and St. Clair Tecumseh, or "The Shooting Star," Famous War-chief of the Shawnees, Organizer of the Second Great Indian Confederation and General in the British Army in the War of 1812 Black Hawk, or Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak, and His War Shabbona, or Built Like a Bear, The White Man's Friend, a Celebrated Pottawatomie Chief Sitting Bull, or Tatanka Yotanka, The Great Sioux Chief and Medicine Man Chief Joseph, of the Nez Perces, or Hin-Mah-Too-Yah-Lat-Kekt, Thunder Rolling in the Mountains, The Modern Xenophon Geronimo, or Go-Yat-Thlay, The Yawner, The Renowned Apache Chief and Medicine Man Quanah Parker, Head Chief of the Comanches, With, an Account of the Captivity of His Mother, Cynthia Anne Parker, Known as "The White Comanche" A Sheaf of Good Indian Stories From History Indian Anecdotes and Incidents, Humorous and Otherwise Whence Came the Aborigines of America?